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Getting Around in Antigua & Barbuda

By Air

A small airstrip at Codrington on Barbuda is equipped to handle light aircraft.

By Water

Local boats are available for excursions. It usually takes three hours to travel from Antigua to Barbuda. However, the Barbuda Express takes 90 minutes and journeys five days per week from St John’s.

By Road

In Antigua & Barbuda, driving is on the left. Most roads are all-weather and in reasonable condition, although they lack road markings. Few streets are lit at night. Roads in the country are steep, winding, unpaved, and full of potholes. Volcanic ash which sometimes covers roads can make them slippery.

The speed limit is 65 kph (40 mph) and there is a limit of 32 kph (20 mph) in built-up areas.


The bus network is small, and buses are infrequent. Buses operate from 5:30 am to 6 pm daily on Antigua, running between the capital city, St John's, and various villages. However, buses do not stop at the airport or the northern tourist area. Although departure times are often left up to the driver, buses generally follow a set schedule. Most buses have their routes posted in the front windows, and they're usually privately owned mini-vans seating about 15 people.

St John's has two bus stations, the East Bus Station near the Botanical Gardens on Independence Avenue and another one on Market Street, near the Central Market. Several buses are also available on Barbuda.


Taxis are available everywhere with standardised rates. US dollars are more readily accepted by taxi drivers. The government regulates taxi service, setting fixed fares rather than using a metered system. Taxis are supposed to keep a copy of the rates inside the vehicle. On Antigua, taxis are easily found, particularly at the airport and at major hotels.

Taxi drivers are also qualified as tour guides for sightseeing trips.

Car Rental

Rentals can be organised from your home country but it is also easy to do on arrival. There are several reputable car rental companies on Antigua (some of which also hire out mopeds and bicycles). Rental rates are for the day and there is no mileage.

Documentation: In order to drive a vehicle on the island it is necessary to buy a temporary local driver’s licence from a police station or car rental agency. Valid for six months.





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